The Forbes and Parkes Squash Clubs are making history this weekend by hosting the first ever NSW Junior State Age Squash Championships to be held in a regional centre.
To make the event even more spectacular, it will be one of only two gold ranked events to be held in the state this year, which means top players from NSW and Australia will be competing because of the ranking points on offer. The NSW team will also be announced at the completion of the three days to represent the state in the team event at the National Junior Championships in Thornleigh in September.
Forbes’ Regan Acret, playing in the under 17 division is expected to be contesting for state selection. Other Forbes players taking part are Blair Thomas and Brodie Acret (under 15’s) and William Wallace (under 13’s). About 100 players will be in action coming from all over NSW, the rest of Australia and even New Zealand and Oceania. They will be competing in divisions from under 11 through to under 19 for both girls and boys. Local players include 12 from Parkes and four from Forbes.
The Parkes and Forbes Clubs have had some fantastic local support, with Parkes Services Club going above and beyond to make the event a success and ensure the facilities are top class. All four courts in Parkes have been renovated in the past six months, with a complete renewal of front walls, floors sanded and paint throughout the entire centre. Western Road Liners are offering a bus services between the two centres for the tournament.